Saturday, 15 October 2011

Compare and contrast media attention

Family Security Matters contrasts the largely positive coverage by the big three American news outlets (ABC, CBS and NBC) of the Occupy Wall Street protestors with the same outlets' coverage of the Tea Party protests:
'In just the first eleven days of October, ABC, CBS and NBC flooded their morning and evening newscasts with a whopping 33 full stories or interview segments on the protesters. This was a far cry from the greeting the Tea Party received from the Big Three as that conservative protest movement was initially ignored (only 13 total stories in all of 2009) and then reviled.

Where the Tea Party was met with skeptical claims of their motivations -- with some reporters claiming they were merely corporate backed puppets and others implying they were spurred on by their racist opposition to the first black president - the Occupy Wall Street crowd was depicted as an almost genial "grassroots" movement...'
I haven't the slightest doubt that the BBC's coverage has been just as biased; maybe Beeb Bias Craig has the proof?

1 comment:

Craig said...

Hi NotaSheep,
I could never refuse a challenge like that! It's not quite what you asked for, but there's a post on 'B-BBC' now you might find of interest.